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October on AustCrimeFiction

October on AustCrime because I'm back getting my act together.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Melina Marchetta (Aust)

#amreading A Donation of Murder, Felicity Young

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The fifth in the Dody McCleland series - murder, investigation, women's rights and some crossroads for both McCleland and Pike.

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The fifth in the Dr Dodi McCleland series - Agatha Christie meets Phryne Fisher

#amreading Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre Volume 4

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A wonderful collection of writings from a range of inmates in the Junee Correctional Centre. Heart-felt, confrontational, often extremely raw, this is the sort of collection of writings that you need to take your time with, dip in and out of, re-read and think about. More to come on this wonderful volume.

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#amreading Flare-Up, Felicity Young

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I'm an idiot and I'm now two books from different series by author Felicity Young behind. So last night I tossed a coin to decide which one comes first - Flare-Up it is, to be followed closely by A Donation of Murder.

From the Blurb:

Outback murders, dodgy thieves, organised crime and arson - a small outback community is crackling with nerves, as Cam Fraser investigates.

#amreading Only Daughter, Anna Snoekstra

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Latest from the review pile - this time for http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com

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Home can be the most dangerous place of all...

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman’s dark past becomes another’s deadly future.

In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.

SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree - Sisters in Crime Australia's 25th Anniversary Convention

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19th November, St Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars debate crime in all its infamy.

Simultaneous panels and speed pitching sessions with publishers, agents and producers.

#amreading Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil, Melina Marchetta

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So far, I'm really liking this one...

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Bashir “Bish” Ortley is a London desk cop. Almost over it. Still not dealing with the death of his son years ago, as well as the break-up of his marriage. 

Across the channel, a summer bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is subject to a deadly bomb attack, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board.